The Live Your Dream Education and Training Awards
assist women who provide the primary source of
financial support for their families by giving them
the resources they need to improve their education,
skills, and employment prospects.
You are eligible to apply if you are:
A woman with primary financial responsibility
for yourself and your dependents
Attending an undergraduate degree program
or a vocational skills training program
Have financial need
Each year, more than $2 million in education grants are awarded to more than 1,500 women
all over the world. Many of the recipients have overcome enormous obstacles including
poverty, teen pregnancy, domestic violence, trafficking, sexual assault and/or drug and
alcohol abuse. Live Your Dream Awards recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs
associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare, tuition and
The Live Your Dream Awards involves three levels of cash awards. The program begins at the
local Soroptimist club-level, where award amounts vary. Local-level award recipients become
eligible for region-level awards from $3,000 to $5,000. Region-level award recipients then
become eligible to receive one of three international-level awards from $10,000 to $25,000.
Since the Live Your Dream Awards program began in 1972, more than $30 million in
education grants have been disbursed to 30,000 women making a better life for themselves
and their families.